Brian Anthony Minauro

March 14, 1989October 27, 2018

Brian Anthony Minauro on October 27, 2018 went home to be with the Lord. Beloved son of Max and Denise Minauro. Cherished brother of Erik Minauro. Survived by heartbroken aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. Memorial service will be held on Sunday 2-5 pm with a 4pm Prayer Service in the chapel at Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, 2005 West 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY.


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Kim Carpentieri

November 11, 2018

As I am accustomed to doing these many the sun rose in my part of the world, I begin my day with prayer and meditation. It is one of the ways that keeps me connected to those I do not get to see as often as I would. It was hard to stay focused on the life I remembered as sadness kept creeping in, clouding my thoughts. I have been heartsick these past days trying as always to understand Gods ways, but his ways are not our ways and trying to figure them out are beyond human calculation. That we will meet again, I am sure and you can tell me all about your journey. But for now, I will have to be content with my thoughts and prayers and the small conversations we can still have. Aunt Yvette is quite sad even though you did not see or know each other so well and I haven't told Dhaniel or Abby yet...I don't think I could yet and they would ask me too many hard questions I can't answer....but I will. I hope that you will remember and pray for me as I remember and pray for you. Keep me in your thoughts as I keep you in mine. I know I will find some measure of comfort in that till I see you again.

As Always and In His Name...Grace and Peace to You. Uncle Kim, Aunt Yvee, Dhaniel and Abby

Keith Carpentieri

November 10, 2018

Dear Nephew Brian,

May the stars carry away my tears...
May the flowers fill my heart with the loving memories we shared together.

Your in my thoughts and prayers for all my days to come.

I miss you so much and will hold you in my heart always.
Love Uncle Keith ❤️

Deborah Cardinale

November 9, 2018

Heartbroken. That is what I am. Gone to soon. I love you Brian. You were a good, kind, and caring nephew. Willing to do anything anyone asked of you. May you be with the Heavenly Father, Grandma Joan, and Grandpa John. May you be with FAMILY. Rest in peace till we meet again. Always in my heart. Love Aunt Debbie

John Gerretz

November 8, 2018


Where do I even begin? You were my best friend for the vast majority of my formative years. I looked to you to bounce ideas off of, to share aspirations and goals with and to check me morally. I learned a lot from you. We had amazing times together. Sneaking out and wandering Brooklyn on foot when we were teenagers. Training martial arts together, both in and out of karate class. My favorite part about our friendship was the depth of conversations we were capable of. Sometimes we'd talk for hours just discussing philosophies and life and our plans for the future and hilarious ideas of taking over the world. Whenever you met any friends from my other circles, they were always talking about you highly. How smart you were, how funny you were etc... My family looked at you as one of ours because of how much time we spent together growing up.

When I was in elementary school I got picked on a bunch. I was a bit of an odd kid but you were too. Even going beyond elementary school, I sometimes counted you as my only friend. My oldest friend.

You were there for me during some of the toughest times of my adolescence. Some of the toughest times in my life. Distracting me with jokes, local adventures, heavy metal (haha) and more. I find myself in the all too common position of lamenting and regretting not having been in more contact in recent years.

Sometimes I can be too focused on work.

Some lessons are harder learned than others.

As a friend told me today, we may have grown apart but we grew together. You weren't just someone I knew. You weren't just a friend. For a long period in my life, you were my best friend. And until I heard this news, you were my oldest friend.

I miss you and I'm crushed knowing you're not there anymore.

Tell Sosai that I love him and miss him. And for God's sake, can you finally go and get those private lessons? How else are you going to beat me in sparring when I see you again?

Watch over everyone still here. I'll never forget you.

Lucille Manariotis

November 7, 2018

My heart is broken and feel such pain for Denise, Max and their entire family. I haven't seen Brian since he was a young boy, but the memories are like yesterday. Such an active and adorable boy. I remember the pumpkin patches when we'd go pumpkin picking, apple picking and all the times we shared. I can remember him and Eric swimming in the pool when they lived in Brooklyn and hanging upstairs in their new bedroom that was built just for them. Brian life won't be the same for your Mom without you but you have touched her life in so many way. Rest in Heaven sweetie and watch over your Mom as she needs you more than ever.

In my thoughts every day....xo